Raiders anxious about Anvil

Feature Photo By: Tahir Springs – Senior Dazyawn Jackson attempts to tackle Overland’s running back. Jackson played the second half as Rangeview’s  quarterback.

By: Tahir Springs and Ayden Clayton, Review Staff

The Rangeview Raiders are starting off slow, but are looking to regain their strengths with a few adjustments going into the next game.

The Rangeview Raiders football team fell short to the Overland Trailblazers last week in a 42 – 20 loss at APS stadium. This makes the Raiders 0-4 in their league. With the starting quarterback, Jaelin Odegard (senior), out with a sprained ankle, the Raiders look to put use in backup quarterback senior Dayzawn Jackson for the next few games.

Although the team is struggling early, Odegard still believes that the team can do better with some key focuses on the field.

“We really need to get better with our consistency, because that is what will let us limit the mistakes we make on the field in game situations,” says Odegard.

Senior Dayzawn Jackson comforts four year teammate David Aggrey on the sidelines after another Raider fumble. The Raider’s next match will be against their in town rivals Gateway High School at APS stadium tonight at 6:30 p.m. (Tahir Springs)

The Raiders have lost their last 4 games to great teams but won’t let that ruin their compassion and love for the game, they said. Tonight, they try to keep the Anvil for the 10th straight year of its existence.

Jonathan Ferguson describes watching his teammates in their last few games.“What I noticed was that if we start off fast and eliminate the mistakes on both sides of the ball, I believe that the rest of the games we play will be in our favor,” said Ferguson.

With the boys looking to take on the Gateway Olympians’ football team this evening, they also look to keep the Anvil in their hands. The Raiders have won the last nine games played against Gateway. With Gateway winning two games so far and Rangeview winning none, it’s gearing up to be a good game. Fans around the school were talking highly about the game, and many Raiders will be attending Thursday September 28.

“I honestly think that it’s going to be a really close game, but I know my team is going to pull this one out,” said Junior Kahlil Zuniga, a Raider Football fan.  

If the Raiders lose tonight’s game, it would bring their record to 0-5 overall. The game will go down as one of the craziest games of the A-Town Showdowns no matter the outcome, many say. Make sure you come out and support your Raiders as they defend the Anvil tonight at APS stadium at 6:30.

The Denver Post will also be streaming the game via Post Preps Radio beginning at 6:25. Click the link below to watch:

Also, check out the Rangeview football page for updates on scores and upcoming games: http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/rangeview-raiders-(aurora,co)/football/home.htm

 

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